The “Single Issue Disqualifier”

Don't worry! This post is not about Covid-19! It's about abortion. I'm technically on "vacation" this week, which is a load of crap. Vacation, as it exists in my mind (on a beach sans children) is no longer a thing. And calling a week off from work "vacation" just rubs salt in my wounds, as … Continue reading The “Single Issue Disqualifier”

Covid-19 Series, Entry #11

Death certificates...ahem. I love Sunday mornings. Things move at a slower pace. Danny and I enjoy coffee together on the deck. The kids generally sleep in a bit and eventually roll out of bed to help me make cinnamon rolls before we watch church online. So when my alarm clock went off this morning, I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #11

Covid-19 Series, Entry #10

Of facts and opinions, lies and truth. The other day I "engaged" in a social media "conversation" because apparently I still think that I can save the world from a global pandemic....and maybe more importantly, ignorance. I stumbled upon a post about how Covid isn't really all that bad, blah blah blah. And then I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #10

Should I send my kids to school this fall?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this, I'd buy a new pair of Rothy's...or a bottle of Silver Oak. This seems to be the million dollar question right now and it is impossible to answer. So...my short answer is "I have no effing idea." In medicine we try to make … Continue reading Should I send my kids to school this fall?

Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.

Dr. Riegel was a senior resident when I was in medical school, then a palliative care fellow when I was a resident.  During my fellowship, she was one of my most treasured attendings, and now I am honored to call her a dear friend.  She is an extraordinarily talented writer and I am so excited … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.